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Practicing Self-Love in Recovery

Prioritizing Self-Love & Self-Compassion in Recovery

When taking the journey toward recovery and wellness, it's important to be kind and patient with yourself. Not only does this help you to focus on your goals rather than your past mistakes, but it also helps you to build confidence in yourself and your choices in the future.

The experts at The Good Life Treatment Center are here to share some tips to help you develop a less-critical and more compassionate relationship with yourself as you work toward a life of sobriety.

Developing Self-Compassion

For many people who struggle with addiction, being overly critical of themselves is common. Although it is important to acknowledge your faults to help you to establish and accomplish your goals, it is also important to be kind to yourself to move forward.

Contrary to popular belief, being kind to yourself isn’t a selfish act. By understanding your disease and acknowledging your desire to do better for yourself, you are allowing yourself the opportunity to learn from your mistakes.

Some simple ways to develop patience and self-compassion include:

  • Forgive yourself for your past mistakes.
  • Practice mindfulness meditation.
  • Journal to track your progress.
  • Celebrate your little victories and accomplishments.
  • Find ways to express your gratitude for others.

Ways to Practice Self-Care

For many people struggling with substance abuse, neglecting yourself and your needs is common. When working toward lifelong sobriety, being kind to yourself by taking care of your emotional and physical health are key.

Some ways that you can support your general health and wellness include:

  • Developing a new skill.
  • Learning an instrument.
  • Practicing mindfulness meditation.
  • Joining support groups.
  • Having regular therapy sessions.
  • Focusing on building meaningful relationships.
  • Listening to music you enjoy.
  • Reading your favorite books.
  • Spending time with loved ones.
  • Taking a hot shower or bath to unwind.
  • Trying yoga.
  • Joining exercise classes in your community.
  • Donating your time to your community.
  • Practicing positive affirmations.
  • Watching your favorite movies.

Seeking Help at The Good Life Treatment Center

At The Good Life Treatment Center, we’re a different kind of treatment center—we believe in the treatment and recovery of the body, mind, and spirit. We’re committed to working with you to help remove the burdens of shame and guilt that addiction so often brings. We think there’s a better, freer way to live life.

To learn more about The Good Life Treatment Center, (561) 250-8552 today!


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